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Ceramics Studio

The Ceramics Studio provides facilities and instruction for students of all levels. It is equipped with a slab roller and extruder, electric potter’s wheels, glazing materials, electric and gas kilns. A wide-ranging collection of ceramic periodicals and texts are also available for use in the studio.

Instruction in handbuilding and wheel throwing is offered during the first seven weeks of each term, providing an introduction to working with clay. Students should expect to have a focused, messy time! We offer introductory sessions and simple projects which provide students with skills that can build over multiple terms. Students with previous experience and developed skills can expect a well-equipped workshop with professional staff to help them further develop form and technique.

*Beginning potter’s wheel students can expect to complete two throwing sessions (plus two trimming sessions for a total of four sessions plus glazing) before practicing on their own. Intro sessions can be waived for students with previous wheel throwing experience.

**Hand building does not require an intro session—we can help start a project any time during our open hours. We recommend that new students start with one of the many hand building projects that we offer.

Summer 2017

The Ceramics Studio opens for Summer term on Thursday, June 22.
Open to Dartmouth students with valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such.


Mon, Wed, Fri: 1–5 pm
Thu: 1–3 pm
Please download Undergraduate schedule for details.


Tue: 1–5 & Thu: 3–5 pm
Please download Graduate schedule for details.


$20 (includes one term user fee and starting amount of clay)

Throwing introductory sessions are required for beginning students before the potter’s wheels can be used independently. Cost: $20 for two throwing sessions plus two trimming sessions (term fee and clay included) for a total of four sessions before glazing. Please register at the studio for throwing sessions on the date of the session at least 15 minutes before the start of the session.

The Ceramics Studio is located on the lower level of the Hopkins Center next to the Student Woodshop.

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For more information email Jenny Swanson